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Continuum Emission

(continuous spectrum such as black body radiation or bremsstrahlung)

A Continuum Emission is an Emission of Electromagnetic Radiation producing a range of Wavelengths rather than a Spectral Line, i.e., a Continuous Spectrum. Types:

Two-photon emission is relaxation of Atomic Excitation producing two Photons instead of one. It happens when Quantum-Mechanical rules forbid the normal single-photon emission and when frequent collisions are not inducing the relaxation, specifically in low-density ionized gas.


Referenced by:
Black-body Radiation
Curvature Radiation
Star Formation Rate (SFR)
Synchrotron Radiation